Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Twas the night before school.............

Things are looking good! I was able to get Emma in bed and she was asleep before 7:30 tonight. She's been quite a bear lately at bedtime (she blames it on the movie, The Sandlot, that we watched on our campout in the Fargo Redhawks stadium, because of the mean dog that doesn't let the kids retrieve their baseballs that they hit over the fence). I think that's just an excuse. Gage on the other hand, was having difficulties falling asleep. He said he was too excited about the first day of school and couldn't fall asleep. I laid in bed with him for a few minutes and told him to try counting sheep. He says, "Yeah, except there are no sheep to count Mom!" He said he would count Clone troopers. Whatever works buddy!

Scott left for Grand Forks today for work, so I was able to completely focus on getting supper ready early, baths done early and to bed early. I'm praying for a smooth morning. I keep envisioning sleeping through the alarm clock and missing the first day entirely.

We had a fairly quiet day. Emma had a dentist appointment this morning and she has NO CAVITIES!!! YEAH EMMA! We returned a bunch of books to the library. After lunch the kids who will be coming home from school with us a couple days a week came over for a play date, and then after they left the neighbor kids came over for an hour or so. Now that I type that all out, it wasn't really THAT quiet of a day!

We've got everything laid out for the morning so there won't be any arguing with Emma about what to wear. We had issues with that quite frequently last year. I'm hoping that we can lay clothes out for the next morning every day so that we don't have those problems first thing in the morning.

Now, I just have to keep my emotions under control. I talked to Emma about that tonight and told her I would probably cry, but it wasn't for any reason except that I'm going to miss her being at home with me during the days. I'll let you know how the day goes tomorrow and post some pictures. Wish me luck!

3 comments:

Kara said...

Good luck tomorrow! Jadyn and I cleaned out her room yesterday. We hung a whole rack of cloth sets (maybe like 10) - ones for cooler days and ones for warmer days. I told her she can choose a set of clothes to wear so it gives her some options. Just an idea. We'll see how it works! We'll have to talk tomorrow to compare our breakdowns! :)

Kara said...

Good luck tomorrow! Jadyn and I cleaned out her room yesterday. We hung a whole rack of cloth sets (maybe like 10) - ones for cooler days and ones for warmer days. I told her she can choose a set of clothes to wear so it gives her some options. Just an idea. We'll see how it works! We'll have to talk tomorrow to compare our breakdowns! :)

Jari said...

I still cried and I sent mine to seventh grade.